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post #11 of 21
We'll see how much better they are soon *motions at sig*.

I'll be using the 9700 when its all over and done with, and I have a Tuniq here. That will probably be going on my opty, or I might put a V1 on my opty, not sure.

The tuniq and Ultra-120 are just commonly referred because of their size and reputation. Not as many people, clearly, have a 9700. They are rather expensive
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post #12 of 21
and they arent as good...
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post #13 of 21
That too

They aren't off by much though, its not like its 10c difference
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post #14 of 21
With good airflow in the case, the 9700 rivals the Tuniq Tower in my experience.
    
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I just swaped out the Noctua 120 on my Pentium D 920 system for a Tuniq Tower. I have to say, I am shocked. At first I thought I had a faulty sensor.

My temps dropped 10 degrees. Actually, more than 10 degrees. While folding on both cores with the Noctua my temps were 55-58c (been getting hotter here, was about to back down the OC to keep it under 55). With the Tuniq Tower, running a CPU stress test with Stress Prime on both cores, it's at 47c. Stress Prime has always generated more heat than folding, so a true comparison would be a bigger drop. Unfortunately, I am testing Vista right now on that machine and I can't get folding to work on it for a true side by side. I'm going to re-load XP onto my new array (Vista also wouldn't load onto my RAID0, even after supposedly installing the drivers) and I will test some more.

But the Noctua blew away the Zalman 9500 (the 9700 is the same bad design just bigger), and the Tuniq appears to be blowing away the Noctua. I should note I changed the stock fan on the Tuniq to a Thunderblade running at 2000RPM, same one I had on the Noctua.
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
With good airflow in the case, the 9700 rivals the Tuniq Tower in my experience.
thats the key. with both the 9500 and 9700, you can get equal temps as tt and ultra extreme with a 9700 is you switch out the fan and configure the airflow in your case.
    
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The tuniq is supposed to be a really great cooler for air overclockers (look the size of the thing!), however, if you're NOT overclocking, or not overclocking that much, there's really no need. The stock HSF is pretty damn good compared to the junk they gave years ago.
I agree. The reason why people are so demanding of high-end coolers is because of overclocking. If everyone was running stock, the stock cooler would be more than sufficient - your processor would run comparably hot but would never get hot enough to destroy it, if seated properly.

I have the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme and my e6600 idles at 29C at stock (2.4GHz). 29C is well, well, below acceptable idle temps for this processor. I plan on overclocking here (after I get all my crap moved... I hate moving), and the OC'ing potential is why I got the Ultra-120 Extreme.

If you are running a C2D, even the Zalman is sufficient enough for moderate overclocking IMO. Just look at this graph from Anandtech... any of these coolers, even though all of them aren't considered "great", work well under load.

Core 2 Duo Idle/load:

    
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post #18 of 21
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The reviews place these two at the top..however, if you look around, you'll find plenty of folks with the TT that aren't getting temps any better than you are.........
Agreed. Mine performs sub par, even after lapped.
But it's all good. I kinda also think it is my chip.
post #19 of 21
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I just swaped out the Noctua 120 on my Pentium D 920 system for a Tuniq Tower. I have to say, I am shocked. At first I thought I had a faulty sensor.

My temps dropped 10 degrees. Actually, more than 10 degrees. While folding on both cores with the Noctua my temps were 55-58c (been getting hotter here, was about to back down the OC to keep it under 55). With the Tuniq Tower, running a CPU stress test with Stress Prime on both cores, it's at 47c. Stress Prime has always generated more heat than folding, so a true comparison would be a bigger drop. Unfortunately, I am testing Vista right now on that machine and I can't get folding to work on it for a true side by side. I'm going to re-load XP onto my new array (Vista also wouldn't load onto my RAID0, even after supposedly installing the drivers) and I will test some more.

But the Noctua blew away the Zalman 9500 (the 9700 is the same bad design just bigger), and the Tuniq appears to be blowing away the Noctua. I should note I changed the stock fan on the Tuniq to a Thunderblade running at 2000RPM, same one I had on the Noctua.

Hey Thumper:

You mentioned that you swapped out the stock TT120 9 blade fan for a Thunderblade running at 2000rpm and I'm wondering how's the air flow on the STOCK TT120 9 blade fan running at 2000rpm as well?

The specs states that the fan speed ranges from 1000~2000rpm and it's highly suggested users not to change the stock 9 blade design for optimal air flow. I don't know if you've taken down the notes for temp change after you swapped the fan.

Thermalright Ultra120 Extreme was my first priority but since TT120 is on sale for only $49CDN from NCIX, it's hard to pass this deal. I can sell my 9700NT cooler for the same amount of money I'd pay for a TT120 to take cooling efficiency up another level for nothing

The Thermalright Ultra120 Extreme will be $70CDN and I still need to buy a decent fan for it (Scythe S-FDB S-Flex 1600rpm $20) so that's like doubles the amount I'd pay for a TT120.

Now there are way too many people mentioned the bad design of the mounting base for the Thermalright Ultra120 Extreme but I havn't heard the mounting base is bad for the TT120 yet.

If the stock fan on the TT120 will be offering decent cooling performance at max speed 2000rpm, then it'd be the best bang for the buck for a cooling IMO

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post #20 of 21
isn't the Zalman a pretty good design? i always thought it was
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